Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kindergarten... Here I come!!

The day is finally here! Jacob started Kindergarten today, and we couldn't be more excited! He has Mrs. Graham for his teacher, and she is fantastic. He came home saying that school was "a piece of cake!"He also said it was "Soooooo easy!" In his backpack was a note saying he is the class of 2025. That is crazy!! 
 Jake has this weird little action he does with this hands when he is being funny. Riley and Abby jumped in the picture next to him at the same time to be like him. They are excited he gets to go to school with them every day.
 Just 4 more years until all my kiddos will be in school.
Glad you had a good first day Jakey! We love you!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Riley's 1st Football game

Riley had his 1st game today, and they did SO good! Riley made the 1st touchdown for his team after catching an awesome pass, and ran it in. Talk about excitement!! The final score was 20-6 for Alta. It is so fun cheering him on. Meili even sported her cheer outfit to look like her big sissy. 
 Riley's team has their own cheerleaders, and they are awesome! Abby is LOVING cheering with them, and it keeps her happy and entertained during the games. Talk about a win-win situation!
 Riley has one of his best buddies, Luke on the team with him. They both did great today!
 My two little stars! Go HAWKS!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School

So the first day of school was a success! Riley is going into 4th grade, and Abby is going into 3rd. They have both been really excited to start a new year. They both have friends in their classes, and like their teachers. So far, so good!

 Jake was being so sweet with Meili after we dropped the kids off at their classrooms. He is such a good big brother!
 So this was taken after the 1st day of school. Riley's friend Luke Lloyd is living here for a year with his grandparents while his dad is going to be in Afghanistan. Luckily, he and Riley got in the same class, and we are thrilled! He has already been hanging out at our house a ton, and He is already just like one of our kids!
I love my children, but I really did enjoy having only two of them at home today. Jake starts kindergarten next week, so it will just be me and Mei. Sounds nice to me! :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer Recap

It is hard to think that our summer is nearing the end. It has been a great couple of months. We have tried to keep busy, but had a good time relaxing, and not over-booking ourselves either. Here are just a few of the events of the summer...
Computer time... gotta have it.
 Late-overs with the cousins. Boston, Meili, and Conner. Good thing Mei has a necklace on, or we wouldn't be able to tell them apart.
 Tyler and Riley at the top of Grandeur Peak
 Fun times on Grandpa Dallan's boat

 Swimming and G'ma & G'pa Price's pool with cousins
 Abby & Jane lounging in the water
 Super Sports at Dimple Dell! Doing things with friends is always more fun!
 Riley's giant cabbage that he grew. He should have taken it to the fair.
 Swimming at  Grandma's with friends: Summerhays & Beccera's
 Meili not feeling so good, so she pretty much camped out on the living room floor for 3 days
 Tracy Aviary

 Playing in the streams at Liberty Park
 Football!! Riley is loving his team, and is getting really good. Our "family time" has turned into meeting at the park from 6-8 every night during practice. We love it! GO Hawks!!
 Boondocks w/ the fam
 Tyler and Abby racing on the go-carts. I love Abby's expression!

 Mini golf! Meili loves being in on all the action!

 Playdough people
 Draper Days... They had the coolest thing ever! "Walk on Water"! They had these gigantic bubbles that you can get in, then they filled it full of air. You can run on the water, and you look like a hamster in a plastic ball. The kids could not get enough of them. Check them out at walkonwaterusa.com. SO COOL!!
Included in our summer adventures, but not pictured above: Lake Powell, Bear Lake, Las Vegas, Real game, Scout camps, Cowabunga Bay, Birthday parties, Lemonade stands, water fights, piano lessons, playing with friends, parks, having movie parties, relaxing in front of the t.v. and just having fun!

All in all, it has been a pretty good summer. My kids have been the BEST at helping around the house and always doing what they are asked. I feel pretty lucky to be able to spend so much time with my kiddos. I am going to love having them back in school, but I am sure going to miss all of our fun summer days. I guess more fun is always coming our way!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Las Vegas

We just got back from Las Vegas this afternoon. Tyler's boss treated the whole office to a great weekend all together. It was so fun getting to know each other better. We went to a couple of shows: Phantom, and Love by the Beetles. Both were amazing, and so fun to see! We ate at some really good restaurants, and had such a great time!

Thanks to our amazing parents for taking care of the kids for us so we could have a little get away. You guys are the best!! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bear Lake 2012

We just got back from Bear Lake. We had such a fun time, but I don't think we could have picked a wetter weekend. We got there Friday afternoon, and a big thunderstorm plowed through that evening. Again, on Saturday afternoon and evening, the rain managed to find us. We stayed at the KOA in Garden City, so luckily, they had a ton of great activities that kept all of the kids happy and entertained!  Despite the rain, everyone stayed in good spirits, and had blast!! 
 The golf course was right across from our camp, so the kids were able to play there while we watched them from our camp. Early morning risers.... da boys.
 This was Meili's first camping trip. She did really well, and loved walking around all of the tents.
 Of course Jacob was trying to hide from the camera.
 Abby and Mei playing at the playground. All the kids had so much fun there!
 Abby, Mei, Sofia & Bella
 I just had to see if the my girls out-weighed me. Nope.
 Abby and Remi Kimball
 The air pillow was the best! The kids had a blast, and got out so much energy!
 Here is our camp at the beach, and the Summerhays' boat. They put the boat in two different times, but had to pull it out soon after due to the weather. Bummer!!
 Meili loves the beach and water. I think we need to move to California just for her. Ok, for me too I guess.
 Meili, Sofia, and Olivia all had the same swim suit. I wish I would have gotten a picture of all three of them together. They were so cute!
 Here comes the storm!! Hold on everyone!!! Everyone had to grab something to keep things from blowing away.
 Notice the dark clouds across the lake? Ya, that was right over our campground. We thought it would go around the lake and miss us, but no. We got Slammed!!!
 After the big storm, the sky cleared up, and we headed out for burgers and raspberry shakes.

 Mei had fun at the mini-golf course after she got a mini-sized club.
 Here is the gang: Sohms, Kimballs, Summerhays, Becerra's.

 Cute girls climbing at the playground: Abby, Eva, Olivia.
Thanks for a fun, and unforgettable trip everyone! We had a blast!!